Religious freedom a ‘reality’ in recovering CAR

Religious freedom a ‘reality’ in recovering CAR
Left to right: Imam Oumar Kobine Layama, Msgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga and Rev. Nicolas Guérékoyamé-Gbangou received the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize at the UN office in Geneva, Switzerland on 19 Aug.World Watch Monitor   The Central African Republic (CAR) is gradually recovering from the two-and-a-half-year crisis which ravaged the . . . Read More

CAR President names country’s first ever Muslim Prime Minister

CAR President names country’s first ever Muslim Prime Minister
Portrait of a Fulani woman and her children in Central African Republic. May 19, 2014World Watch Monitor   The President of the Central African Republic has replaced the Christian Prime Minister with a Muslim as part of a peace deal to end deadly violence that has ravaged the country for . . . Read More

Tensions high in CAR after church and mosque attacked

Tensions high in CAR after church and mosque attacked
An attack at Fatima Catholic Church in Bangui following by ex-Seleka on May 28, 2014 left numerous dead. No structural damage happened to the church in CAR.World Watch Monitor   Tension is high in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, as protesters clashed with security forces following a deadly attack . . . Read More

Scores killed in Central African Republic

Scores killed in Central African Republic
Dozens of people are being treated in the corridors of overcrowded hospitals.World Watch Monitor Three days of sectarian violence have left hundreds dead in the Central African Republic capital. An offensive in Bangui by Christian-dominated anti-Balaka militias on Dec. 5 sparked fierce reprisals from mainly Muslim Séléka rebel forces. In . . . Read More

UN endorses more military in Central African Republic

UN endorses more military in Central African Republic
The United Nations Security Council has authorised the expansion of an African military force inside the Central African Republic to counter a rising spiral of sectarian violence. Against a backdrop of fresh deadly violence in the CAR capital of Bangui, Thursday’s unanimous vote of the 15-member council provides a mandate to the . . . Read More